RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – (Opinion) Current events in Afghanistan bring back to me, an American, the distressing vision of the fall of Saigon: helicopters leaving the U.S. Embassy compound, leaving behind thousands of Vietnamese after 20 years of war had torn their country apart.
I fear the 20-year war in Afghanistan is about to end the same way because there are too many historical parallels.
The U.S. Vietnam War was justified by a wrong premise – the “domino” theory – that posited Chinese communists taking over all of Indochina.
The U.S. Afghan War was justified by a wrong . . .